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The WBFSH breeder rankings are back!

Tom McEwen (GBR) riding JL Dublin (FEI/Libby Law)

In the dressage breeder ranking: Up from 20th position in the 2023 Final Dressage Breeder Rankings, P. Kluytmans, Tilburg (NED), comes in at number one with 2,469 points, for breeding the KWPN stallion Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro). Everdale and his rider Charlotte Fry (GBR) most recently won the CDI5* GP Freestyle in Fontainebleau with 82.34%.

With 2,312 points, Verbena Dressage (SWE) takes second place for breeding the SWB gelding Touchdown (Quaterback x Sack). With his rider Patrick Kittle (SWE), the pair won the FEI World Cup Final in Riyadh KSA last month. J. Lamers (NED), the breeder of KWPN stallion Blue Hors Don Olymbrio (Jazz x Olympic Ferro), currently occupies third place with 2,220 points. Don Olymbrio and Nanna Skodborg Merrald were second in the FEI World Cup Final in Riyadh KSA.

Among the jumping breeders, Belgian Eric Polfliet finds himself in first place with a huge promotion from #3,939 at the end of last season. He is the breeder of Olga van de Kruishoeve, a BWP mare by El Torro de Muze x Nabab de Reve.

Ranked second is Wim Impens (BEL), previous Longines WBFSH Jumping Breeder of the Year in 2022, for breeding the BWP gelding King Edward (Edward 28 x Feo). The pair won the FEI World Cup Final in Riyadh KSA last month. In third position is Solmat  Agropecuaria S.A. (ARG), for breeding the Selle Argentina mare RR Combella (Cornet du Lys x Indoctro). With Shane Sweetnam (IRL) they have been successful on the North American circuit this year, with outings in Lexington, Miami Beach, the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, and in Ocala.

In the eventing breeder rankings Volker Göttsche-Götze (GER), is in the leading position (249 points) for breeding JL Dublin, a Holsteiner gelding by Diarado x Canto 16). With his rider Tom McEwen (GBR), he has had two outings this year, in Lexington (USA) and Kronenberg (NED), where the pair placed second and firs,t respectively.

ISH mare Rosalent (Valent x Roselier) puts her Irish breeder J.w. Rosbotham in second position (231 points). With rider Oliver Townend (GBR), the pair most recently won the CCI5*-L in Lexington (USA). Third place is Gary Doherty (IRL) with 190 points, for breeding ISH gelding Cooley Nutcracker (Tolan R. x Cobra), competing with Elizabeth Halliday (USA) on the North American circuit.